THE SAFEGUARDING OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Respect for fundamental human rights is an essential element of the sustainable approach of Bolton Group.
Dignity and respect for the individual are at the heart of our corporate culture. For this reason, Bolton Group is committed to promoting the respect of Human Rights and eliminating their violation, both within the Company as well as among its suppliers.
The Bolton Group Human Rights policy implements and supports internationally recognized Human Rights laid down in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the conventions which it inspired, such as the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child, the Children’s Rights and Business Principles promoted by UNICEF, Global Compact and Save the Children.
The Bolton Group Human Rights policy is based on six principles:
- Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
- Working and Pay Conditions
- Child Labour and Forced Labour
- Health and Safety Protection
- Respect for Individuals and Diversity
- Rights of Local Populations
We monitor the application and respect of the Human Rights Policy within our boundaries and we promote the principles with our trading partners and suppliers.
We monitor our suppliers’ compliance with the principles of the Human Rights Policy by providing a self-assessment questionnaire; the results of the questionnaire are then validated by a system of auditing in order to ensure compliance with our principles throughout the supply chain.